News in Brief — 5/22/15

Published 10:25 am Friday, May 22, 2015

Improvement project set for State Route 243

Bradrick — Construction will begin early next month on State Route 243 in Lawrence County as contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation undertake a culvert replacement and realignment project at the route’s 17.83-mile marker.

On Monday, June 1, crews from BUDS Incorporated will start construction to replace and relocate a 60-inch corrugated metal pipe that is situated between State Route 7 and County Road 2 (Greasy Ridge Road) at Bradrick. In addition, to realigning the angle of the culvert, the project includes upgrading approximately 528 feet of the roadway to 10-foot lanes with wider, graded shoulders.

During construction, State Route 243 will be subject to a 60-day closure, and while it is closed, motorists will be detoured via State Route 378, State Route 217, State Route 775 and State Route 7.

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BUDS, Inc. was awarded a contract for approximately $742,185 to undertake the project, and all work is anticipated to be completed in late summer.

For information on additional lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events throughout the state, visit ODOT’s web site at


Paving set to begin in New Boston

NEW BOSTON — Construction will get under way in the village of New Boston next month, as contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation resurface the eastbound lanes of U.S. Route 52.

Crews from Allard Excavation will be milling and filling U.S. 52 East (Rhodes Avenue) from near Manning Street to just east of Clayport Street, near the entrance to the Village Mall. The project also includes pavement repairs, curb ramp improvements, striping and signing.

Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, June 8, and throughout the project, eastbound U.S. 52 will be reduced to one, 12-foot lane. In addition, no-parking restrictions will be in place within the construction zone. Motorists are advised to expect periods of delay, and they are also reminded of the need for additional caution in the work zone.